40 MPs were 'granted leave', the rest who didn't pitch up for crucial vote were bunking TRUANT ANC MPs responsible for delaying the transfer of essential service-delivery funding could face disciplinary procedures for their failure to pass the Division of Revenue Bill this week.In an unprecedented turn of events, the bill, which allows for government revenue to be transferred to the provinces and departments, could not be passed on two occasions this week as the ANC did not have sufficient numbers in the house.Speaking after addressing his caucus yesterday, ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu said the failure to transfer the bill was embarrassing.“The bill is critical to the government‘s ability to continue its service-delivery obligations and parliament‘s delay means the allocation of revenue to departments will not occur as planned.”He said that 40 of the ANC‘s 249 MPs had been granted leave of absence for Wednesday. The remaining 209 had all confirmed their attendance in the house. T...

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